Carnival’s Carnival Fascination was delayed by several hours due to heavy fog in Jacksonville, the ship’s homeport.
According to Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director, John Heald, the port was experiencing zero visibility fog, closing the port to all traffic. Due to this, the Carnival Fascination was forced to stay at anchor until the fog had lifted.
The port eventually reopened prior to noon and the Carnival Fascination began sailing towards her berth after the local pilot had been brought aboard. Due to this delay, the ship did not dock until around noon. Guests began disembarkation soon after docking and embarking guests began boarding at 3 pm.
According to a Carnival spokesperson, the Carnival Fascination will set sail as soon as all guests have embarked and the muster drill has been completed. No impact is expected to the the ship’s 5 night Bahamas sailing.